Dr. Martha: The Life of a Pioneer Physician, Politician, and Polygamist
Dr. Martha tells the fascinating story of Martha Hughes Cannon, the first woman elected to the Utah state senate-in 1896. She was a polygamist wife, a practicing physician, and an astute and pioneering politician. In compelling prose, author Mari Gra a traces Cannon's life from her birth in Wales to her emigration to Utah with her family in 1861, her career as a physician, her marriage, her exile in England, her subsequent return, and her election to the Utah state senate. Her husband was the Republican candidate she, a Democrat, defeated in that historic election.